Living in Poetry, Living in Song
Award-winning poet Linda Pastan
reads from her new volume Insomnia 

with newly composed/recorded music by 
composer/instrumentalist Joyce Kouffman
piano by Mary Watkins
song by "Sarah Vaughn-stylist" vocalist 
Cheri Anderson

      • New music compositions by Joyce Kouffman
      • Inspired by the poems of special guest poet Linda Pastan 
      • Lyrical jazz played by Mary Watkins on piano, vocalist Cheri Anderson, and Joyce Kouffman on classical guitar, strings, and percussion
experience "devotional community jazz" & connect in the spirit of poetry

Saturday, November 14, 2015, at 4:00 PM 

Community Presbyterian Church
11445 Highway One
Point Reyes Station, California

Tickets $25 at the door, $20 advance, limited availability

When you purchase advance tickets, your name will be on a list at the door.

Ticket sales cover only about a third of the cost of this event. We invite you to be a benefactor! There are several options for making a contribution: 
  • For non-tax-deductible donation, please send a check payable to Joyce Kouffman, P.O. Box 971, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956.
  • Or donate online (you will have option to specify the amount) here:
  • For tax-deductible donation, please send a check payable to Sound Orchard (our fiscal sponsor) with Joyce Kouffman on the memo line, to Joyce Kouffman, P.O. Box 971, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956. 
  • OR donate online with a charge card at
Thank you! 
We look forward to a memorable afternoon on November 14, 2015. ~
Living with Poetry, Living with Song

A full spectrum music and arts learning center 
that names and nurtures your unique creativity

Director, Joyce Kouffman

 Whatever your age, our mission is to work with you over a span of time to build your skills and your love of music. All the arts are utilized in this process from storytelling, to writing poetry and songs, to drawing and taking photos and video. We also dance, throw and bounce balls for hand-eye coordination, tell jokes in rhythm, and aspire to be at the heart of childhood, no matter our age, at every opportunity.

  Private lessons, Classes, and Rock, Jazz, World Music and Classical Ensembles in numerous instruments

Family and Friends Music and Arts Retreats in scenic Point Reyes, California

 Recording and Composing workshops. 

Joyce Kouffman also performs live on jazz drums and gentle percussion, cello and electric cello, and ambient solo jazz guitar at your social events. 

Point Reyes Music  Center Announces a new rigorous hands-on musicianship and ear training  program for all ages! This is a basic Harvard College course (and children's prep course) in music skills made available to everyone, uniquely designed for each student's goals and pleasure! 

See details under "Classes and Lessons"


Erudite, playful, deeply intuitive, Joyce Kouffman is a masterful, creative teacher/facilitator who listens to you and follows your creative energies in a special way.



Events Workshops & Retreats
Classes & Lessons


  • A River of Words and Music DVDPoetry readings by Jane Hirshfield, Linda Pastan, and Robert Hass, accompanied by new music compositions by Joyce Kouffman, premiered before a sold-out audience on October 5, 2007.
  • Joyce has recorded and produced four CDs.  Joyce's solo recording If Bach Were Brazilian... features Cello, Guitar, Bass, and Percussion interpretations of J. S. Bach, with a danceable Latin touch. All instrumental parts performed by Joyce. This is a 20-minute preview CD.   (1999) and  (2004) feature pianist-composer Mary Watkins and other great musicians including Cindy Brown, Ruth Davies, and Don Braden.
  • Please write for a special limited edition of Joyce's poetry and music recording "Fierce Unruly Joy," with prize winning poet, Linda Pastan, and special guest vocalist LisbethScott !